‘Interest in accessible rural homes is surging with the pretty town of Dunblane a particular favourite’

In this weeks article, we disucss:

“Interest in accessible rural homes is surging with the pretty town of Dunblane a particular favourite among buyers”

GIVEN that lifestyle is largely influenced by location, the post-pandemic upsurge in buyer demand for a rural or semi-rural environment as opposed to an urban metropolis, has been evident throughout the Central belt of Scotland – a reflection of the region’s connectivity and supply of accessibly rural homes across the price spectrum.

Our offices in Bridge of Allan and Linlithgow have seen a marked rise in interest in the last two years for properties in towns and villages – and in particular, for one-off prime country houses – and one of the standout locations continues to be Dunblane, a picturesque town built on the banks of the Allan Water which has seen its population rise sharply in recent years, owing to its mix of great amenities (including a train station and highly rated Dunblane High School), easy access to both the surrounding countryside and road/rail routes to Glasgow and Edinburgh – and a property market which offers everything from quaint former weavers’ cottages to quirky conversions, larger Victorian and Edwardian houses, and modern new-build estates – a diverse choice spanning first-time buyer budgets to over a million pounds. The town’s focal point and most prominent landmark is Dunblane Cathedral, which has medieval origins and historically, confers city status, albeit never recognised. Dunblane is perhaps best described as a town in the country and as such, a natural choice for those seeking the best of both lifestyles. La dolce vita!



7 Kippendavie Mains, Dunblane – Offers Over £460,000

Presented in as-new condition throughout, the steading’s age and character are highlighted by the original stone-walled façade, which incorporates a circular tower now home to the oak staircase that links the ground and first floor accommodation. Apart from the tiled entrance vestibule, wood flooring extends throughout the hall and open-plan ground floor living space, a substantial area that flows from a living room with feature log burner and French doors to the garden, through into a dining area (ideal for family meals and entertaining), and adjacent fitted kitchen, the latter fitted with high-end contemporary units, Rangemaster cooker, integrated appliances, and French doors to a paved courtyard. Completing the ground floor layout is a cloakroom with traditional wood-panelled walls to half height, front-facing study/home office, and access to the integral garage. Lit by numerous windows of different sizes, the tower staircase leads to a bright, split-level, oak-floored landing with recessed shelving and room for a seating area, off which are four bedrooms – all four with fitted wardrobes, while the principal bedroom also has a large, partly tiled en suite bathroom with vanity storage, bath, and separate corner shower. There is also a stylish partly tiled shower room adjoining bedrooms two and three.